How to Diagnose Phimosis in a Baby?

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Baby phimosis is a very common problem in the male genitalia. Being a small skin that covers the tip of the penis, making it difficult to expose the glans and often making it impossible to properly clean the area. It is common for this small adherence to remain until the age of three , disappearing naturally without any surgical intervention. The male genitalia is basically formed by four parts, the glans also called the head, the body, the base and the foreskin, which is the skin that protects the glans.

The foreskin is a small skin that is mobile and retractable , when pushed towards the base the head is fully exposed. Phimosis brings exactly this difficulty, in exposing the glans, because the skin is completely covered, preventing it from being moved, which can bring discomfort and even infections.

The care recommended by pediatricians to take care of the male genitalia and prevent the phimosis in a baby from getting worse or even occurring are:

  • Correct site hygiene – wash and dry carefully daily
  • Do not force the foreskin causing the glans to be exposed, this can cause fissures, bleeding and even worsen causing the skin to narrow.
  • Do not apply ointments and creams without medical advice

Care must be taken when requested and when the responsible pediatrician considers it relevant, otherwise no initiative should be taken to prevent the problem in advance. Certain acts can, in addition to aggravate the situation, generate another problem such as paraphimosis, which is when the skin ends up getting stuck and does not cover the glans again. When you notice a different sign on the genital, such as redness, some discharge or a bad smell, it is recommended that the pediatrician be sought for consultation.

When actually present, phimosis in a baby can cause difficulty in urinating, local infections, minor bleeding and the presence of fetid secretions . In such cases, the appropriate treatment is extremely important, so that future problems do not yet arise as even uncomfortable in intimate contact.

Baby Care and How to Treat Phimosis

 

We cannot fail to emphasize once again that in 90% of boys up to three years of age, the issue is resolved naturally, without the need for any specific care. In the case of children who do not normally disappear, a pediatrician should assess the case and determine the appropriate treatment and care.

Phimosis treatment can be performed using corticosteroid ointments and surgery, which is indicated in more advanced cases where the ointment no longer has an effect. Surgery is usually indicated for boys aged 7 to 10 years old who suffer from infections at the site and urinary tract infection is removed from the foreskin facilitating the appearance of the glans and also the best hygiene of the site.

Another procedure performed for this issue is the inclusion of a plastic ring , which is introduced around the glans inside the foreskin. This ring has the function of naturally cutting the skin from the inside, letting it loose by itself within 10 days with the help of lubricating and anesthetic ointments. Both surgeries are procedures that are considered simple and last an average of 40 minutes. It is performed with the aid of local anesthesia and the child does not need to remain in hospital, being released on the same day. Obviously some recommendations and care are given even by the place to remain sensitive for a few days.

The healing time follows around 10 days, which is the time that the stitches will fall naturally and the swelling will decrease. But it is advisable to return to sports activities, for example, within 3 to 4 weeks to fully recover the region and thus avoiding any blow, friction or contusion.

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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